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Firefighters are still battling flames in Lake County.

The huge Mendocino fire has ravaged Lake County, but it appears to have all but missed the vineyards.

Lake County grapegrowers would like you to know that, after a brush with the largest wildfire in California history, they are back on the job and the grapevines are too.

Why aren't we, as US consumers, keeping up with the changing face of Australian wine?

I’m going to do two things today that I’ve never done before, in more than a dozen years of writing about wine.

The first is to suggest that, as wine consumers in the US, we've gotten lazy. I recognize that insulting readers is not usually good practice for a wine writer (!!) but I hope you'll give me the benefit of the doubt and keep reading, because there's redemption at the end.

We asked some of the country’s top wine professionals what they love about Italian wine and why.

Among the great wine countries of the world, Italy is one of the most diverse. The sheer variety of grapes and styles offered within the country’s 20 regions can seem intimidating at first to those looking to master its nuances, but it’s also the reason why somms are continually intrigued by Italy’s wines.

Michael Gove, said that British vineyards were now being rated higher than French wineries and that the warming climate could see the industry boom.

English sparkling wine is becoming better than Champagne because of climate change, the Environment Secretary has claimed.

Michael Gove, said that British vineyards were now being rated higher than French wineries and that the warming climate could see the industry boom.

The average American will only start to fully appreciate a good bottle of vino toward the tail end of their 20's.

A study commissioned by Jordan Winery found that Americans, on average, fall in love with wine at around age 29. Presumably that’s at least in part because Americans, on average, start feeling like we’re too damn old to throw back tequila shots and too damn smart to pound Silver Bullets shortly before turning 30. No? Just me? Moving on.